Illinois Fire Prevention Congress
Illinois is to have a fire prevention congress, which will be held in Springfield during May. under auspices of the Illinois state fire marshal’s department. Co-operation has been promised by the Illinois League of Municipalities, the state’s attorneys’ associations, the Illinois Fire Prevention Association, the Firemen’s Associatinn. the Chicago Association of Commerce and the various commercial bodies which are interested in the campaign for the reduction of fire waste Losses in Illinois last year were more than $10, 000,000, and statistics show that the large ma jority of these were due to easily preventive causes. Various municipalities of the state will be invited to send their mayors, chiefs of fire departments and other officials to attend the gathering, and the result is expected to be the inauguration of a movement which will materially reduce the low ratio in the state. Illinois now has under consideration the enactment of a new building code, a commission appointed by the government having been at work on its provisions for some time.